I’m still pretty sick and dizzy so I’ll be POSTING AN AB WORKOUT TOMORROW!!
But here’s A YUMMY HEALTHY EASY RECIPE FOR: DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES!!!
- 7-8 dates - 1/4 c cocoa powder
- 1 T dark choco chips!
- soak dates for a good hour and take the pit out before putting it in the food processor!
- Put all ingredients in the food processor
- Scoop them into balls, and put them in refrigerator!
- HOPE YOU LIKE THEM👅❤️
So many scans show up with pathology that are not the pain generators for that person’s injury. Individuals can change their whole train of thought about their injury and as a result can begin adopting unhealthy behaviours to ‘protect’ this pathology and make their issue worse than what it is. Don’t be fooled- seek the right advice, increase your confidence and get on the right path to managing your injury better!
After last weeks back injury this is all I can deadlift for now. No bullshit doing sets of 10-20 was excruciating with just broomstick at first. Little by little I will work my way back to the barbell. For now just rehab and mobility workouts until I get better. Soon I’ll be back stronger than I’ve ever been 💪
Stop focusing so much on what weight you lift 🚫
Weight is often seen as the first thing to start increasing to gain muscle size. All too often however, this will lead to poor technique, injury and eventually plateauing results. Instead, focus on other ways to progressively overload your system
1️⃣ Technique should always be king. Load is directly related to the range of motion you lift, so learning correct technique on lifts not only prevents injuries but increases the load on the target muscles.
2️⃣ Repetitions - as a beginner focusing on repetition progression is a really simple tool for progress. Pick a range, let’s say 8-12 and a weight you can perform 8 repetitions with. Each week, try to progress 1 repetition until you reach 12 before adding weight to the bar. This should allow you to learn correct technique, while overloading on repetitions and safely increasing the weight on your lifts.
3️⃣ Sets - as a more advanced lifter, the repetitions you select are determined on what hypertrophic stimulus you are after. This means to progressively overload you need to adjust the number of sets per bodypart you are lifting. There is an upper limit though, so don’t get carried away doing 20+ sets per body part per week if your body can not recover appropriately
3️⃣ Speed of the lift - altering time under tension, or velocity of the lift can benefit both those trying to gain muscle and athletes looking for explosive strength. .
As a general rule of thumb try altering only 1 or 2 of these throughout a mesocycle .
New Ziva weight plates instock and on display now at Life Fitness NZ. .
As I wrap of day 6 of my work week I can’t help but feel so grateful and blessed for the job I have. I’ve been with my company for a little over 5 years now and I can say it’s been such a great experience. Don’t be fooled, I’ve had my bad days, weeks, or months, but overall the skills, knowledge and experience I’ve gained have been nothing short of amazing! Waking up for day 6 I thought maybe I’d be exhausted and not ready to deal with people, but boy was I wrong! All day I’ve been charged up, peppy, and just a ray of sunshine towards everyone that’s come in. Often I hear people say, “I can’t wait until the weekend is here,” or, “ugh I just wish I didn’t have to go to work,” and while all that can be fair, a lot of times it’s not realistic. Whether your fully enjoy your job or not, you spend too much time there to not have a positive outlook on it! Either change jobs, or change your mindset! #fitness#gnc#happy#blessed#supplements#workout#girlswholift#livingmybestlife#sunday#selfie#goals#progress#work#gym#motivation#inspire#dedication#weights#workout#healthy#iifym#manager#smile#lovelife
Scenario: You have 40 minutes before you have to head out with family. Do you say “fuck it I’ll workout tomorrow”? Or do you make those 20 minutes for yourself?
It’s all about the choices you choose to make and make them a lifestyle!
Here’s a little clip of my fave workout 🤤 chest day, best day -
This was flat dumbbells 4x6
60’s here I come ❤️
Jk I broke my back so Im taking a much needed rest week, but I’ll be back for the 60’s 😴 wait on it
Well that is the end of 8 weeks and the start of a new life!
Starting is always the hardest part. Whether it be training or a new job. Now it is time to take what you learnt and make it a lifestyle.
It's not about dieting every 8 weeks but giving you the tools to try find what works best for you and make it stick.
We at Applecross hope everyone enjoyed their time and we look forward to training you more in the future!
Bulk vs Shred
Bulk; Bulking is when an individual/athlete enters a caloric surplus (eats more calories) to maintain its mass and in effort to recruit more muscle fibres and fat cells.
Shred; when shredding/cutting an individual/athlete enters a caloric deficit (eats less calories) in effort to reduce body fat for more muscle definition.
Keep in mind. Yes a lot of people who enters fitness usually gains body dysmorphia and always wants a greek god body for an appealing appearance. The body unfortunately loses muscle when cutting and when cutting all year round can be unhealthy (it is possible but a flawless diet and training schedule is required. Check out @ulissesworld ). In order to build a bigger stronger look, a bulk is required to gain more muscle and fat cells. You will loom fuller and a bit more chunky but it is worth it in the end. Trust me :) have an end goal and smash it guys!!!
Tonight’s dinner: Tumeric Mahi Mahi 🐠 recipe below⬇️ I patted fish dry, put in the pan, and added a little bit of olive oil. Sea salt, black pepper, tumeric, some grated ginger, garlic powder, dash of ground mustard powder. Season to your taste! Placed in oven at 350 degrees up to 20 mins depending on the thickness of fish. I like a little extra color to mine so I used the broiler option for just a few mins.
🚨 HOW TO COMBAT CELLULITE 🚨
I just wanted to start by saying that we have all have or have had cellulite at some point of our lives and it doesn’t make us any less beautiful so embrace your body and love your self!
But, I know we all want to get rid of the cellulite so worry not, I have 4 tips for you that work every time, but you do have to be extremely strict and consistent with these things!
1️⃣ Drink a minimum of 1 gallon of water per day
2️⃣ Do not drink any soda (not even diet or 0 calorie soda) or anything that has bubbles
3️⃣ Do not eat refined sugars or white breads/pasta
4️⃣ Do not cook with salt, not even pink salt. Use spices like black pepper, oregano, rosemary, etc, instead
If you follow these 4 tips for a minimum of 21 days, I assure you that you will see a difference. I CHALLENGE you to try it! Take your before picture, try this out, then take your after picture and tag me 😋